The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Our commitment to student safety
Our commitment to student safety
The well-being of our students is at the core of our promise. We’re continuing to seek out opportunities to do more to help all of our keiki focus on learning and set a foundation for success.

Keeping the haumāna in our classrooms and community programs safe and secure continues to be an ever-present commitment by all of us at Kamehameha Schools. We’re dedicated to creating surroundings for our keiki that are crucial to their success in school and their overall well-being.

We believe students thrive in a school environment that nurtures and protects them while helping to develop good cognitive, physical and mental health as well as spirituality and cultural identity.


Assisting those in need of healing

We recognize our responsibility to provide help and healing to those who experienced harm while in our care. The Ho‘opakele Fund has been established by Kamehameha Schools to provide access to counseling for survivors of past sexual misconduct or physical abuse. A confidential hotline has been set up for those who are eligible to file a claim and access support services.

Confidential phone line:
1 (888) 961-9273

Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. HST
Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. to noon HST

Voice messages left after hours will be promptly returned.

Get all the facts about the Ho‘opakele Fund here.

Spotlight on safety

October 1 is World Day of Bullying Prevention and the start of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Join the rest of the nation to make your voice heard to put an end to bullying and cyberbullying around the world.

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News and updates


KS provides insight, tips during Safe Schools Week
Kamehameha Schools is recognizing Safe Schools Week by sharing important tips, resources and tools that can equip our haumāna, ‘ohana and kumu with helpful information on fostering safety and well-being.


KS shares sexual misconduct prevention training with parents
After providing nearly 30 sessions on preventing sexual misconduct for staff, Kamehameha Schools continued its pledge to increase awareness by sharing the crucial information with parents.


KS employees commit to student safety via training series
As part of its commitment to student safety across its vast organization, Kamehameha Schools has provided a series of sessions on preventing sexual misconduct to increase awareness by staff and faculty.



Island Voices: Kamehameha seeks healing, closure
This Island Voices piece, by CEO Jack Wong and Trustee Micah Kāne, was published Feb. 18, 2018, in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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